publishers weekly BEST-SELLERS For the week ending Dec. 23


1. “The Racketeer” by John Grisham (Doubleday)

2. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown)

3. “Threat Vector” by Tom Clancy (Putnam)

4. “The Casual Vacancy” by .K. Rowling (Little, Brown)

5. “Merry Christmas, Alex Cross” by James Patterson (Little, Brown)

6. “Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel” by Janet Evanovich (Bantam)

7. “The Forgotten” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)

8. “The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albom (Hyperion)

9. “Cross Roads” by Wm. Paul Young (Faith/Words)

10. “The Last Man: A Novel” by Vince Flynn (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)


1. “Killing Kennedy” by Bill O’Reilly (Henry Holt and Co.)

2. “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power” by Jon Meachum (Random House)

3. “Guinness World Records 2013” by Guinness World Records (Guinness World Records)

4. “Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust” by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter)

5. “No Easy Day” by Mark Owen (Dutton)

6. “America Again” by Stephen Colbert (Grand Central Publishing)

7. “Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers” (Faith/Words)

8. “The Signal and the Noise” by Nate Silver (Penguin)

9. “I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak” by Joel Osteen (Faith/Words)

10. “Ripley’s Believe It of Not!” by Geoff Tibballs (Ripley Publishing)


1. “Safe Haven” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central)

2. “Big Sky River” by Linda Lael Miller (Harlequin HQN)

3. “10th Anniversary” by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro (Vision)

4. Kill Alex Cross” by James Patterson (Vision)

5. “Locked On” by Janet Evanovich (Bantam)

6. “Jack Reacher: One Shot: A Novel” by Lee Child (Dell)

7. “Wicked Business: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel” by Janet Evanovich (Bantam)

8. “Montana” by Debbie Macomber (Harlequin Mira)

9. “Unnatural Acts” by Stuart Woods (Signet)

10. “V Is for Vengeance” by Sue Grafton (Berkley)


1. “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander (Simon & Schuster)

2. “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James (Vintage)

3. “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster)

4. “Fifty Shades Darker” by E.L. James (Vintage)

5. “Fifty Shades Freed” by E.L. James (Vintage)

6. “How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You” by The Oatmeal/Matthew Inman (Andrews McMeel)

7. “The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again” by J.R.R. Tolkien (Mariner Books)

8. “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel (Mariner Books)

9. “Private London” by James Patterson (Grand Central)

10. “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain (Ballantine)

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